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Tue Jun 11 13:20:00 MDT 2013

Montana State Parks News - Region 2

(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks ( announced today:

What: Join us at Frenchtown Pond State Park for a special program to explore and learn more about pond life. Be prepared to collect and investigate some of Frenchtown Pond’s interesting aquatic creatures. Leading the activities is the Watershed Education Network ( a Missoula Based nonprofit, education organization.

*Dress for the weather and bring your curiosity.

When: Wednesday, June 12 from 3-4pm

Frenchtown Pond State Park at the Day-Use Picnic Area
18401 Frenchtown Frontage Road
Frenchtown, MT 59834
(406) 542-5500

Presenter: Debbie Fassnacht is the Executive Director of the Watershed Education Network. As a former science teacher, Deb is an enthusiastic educator who enjoys teaching about water. She is one of the founders of the organization.

The Watershed Education Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering knowledge, appreciation, and awareness of watershed health through science and outreach.

Frenchtown Pond State Park near Missoula is a spring-fed lake that has a maximum depth of 18 feet. This park has a variety of fish including trout, bass and sunfish. This state park is also a favorite place for visitors to practice boardsailing, kayaking, canoeing, and snorkeling. In 2012, more than 34,900 people visited, an increase of 7% over the previous year.

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Toby Harbison
Region 2 Interpretive Assistant/
Montana State Parks AmeriCorps
(406) 273-4253